1999
Volkswagen
Jetta

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3.8
(4 Reviews)
Latest review almost 2 years ago
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BRAD W.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta
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05/12/2017
Great Reliable Car
I own a 99.5 mkIV TDi. I bought this car with 350,000 miles. After spending some money on a new clutch and some munor electrical work I think this car is ready to go for another 350,000.

Pros
Great fuel economy
Reasonably easy to work on
Cheap parts
A lot of information about this car out there

Cons
A lot of tiny electrical issues
Older vehicles at this point

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DAN W.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta
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05/08/2017
Great car. Very reliable.
Nett has been an excellent notice, reliable and economical!

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Everything!

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None

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BRENT W.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta
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01/24/2017
High maintenance vehicle
Jettas require a lot of maintenance. A lot of money. Not good

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Fun to drive
Looks good

Cons
Requires a lot of maintenance that is very expensive

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GIAVONNA M S.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta
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02/13/2016
Good First Car
I bought my 1999 MK3 Jetta in 2014 with 186,000 so definitely way past her prime. That being said, she has served me well as a first car. This is the 2.0L Automatic Wolfsburg Edition, so not a race car by any means but she gets up and goes when I need her to. The seats in here are not very comfortable and as anyone familiar with MK3 VW's is aware, the "cup holders" are a joke, holding at maximum capacity 2 cans of Red Bull. But hey, I'll take 2 crappy little change holders over the stupid flimsy plastic pop out one from the MK4 generation. The speakers produce good sound, and she gets reasonable gas mileage for how old she is and the kind of driving I do. The rear window is easy to see out of which is a huge advantage over a lot of contemporary cars. The trunk space is very reasonable. And in true VW fashion, the heater blows HOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTT and the A/C blows ICE COLD. Perfect. This was a very easy car to learn how to drive in and every time I think about trading her, I always remember how well she's treated me.

Pros
Ample trunk space, Good sound system, Attractive design, easy to drive, Sunroof, very compact.

Cons
Slow, lack of ADEQUATE cup holders, seats are not very comfortable, no ABS so you have to be REALLY good at braking, the jingle that plays when you leave the door open or leave your lights on is so irritating I actually had my mechanic take that module out.

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